John Saunders, Fleishman-Hillard regional president for Continental Europe and Ireland, has now taken on additional responsibility for the firm’s operations in the United Kingdom and Africa.
Saunders has served in leadership positions within Fleishman-Hillard for more than 20 years. In the U.K. and Africa, he replaces Kevin Bell, who stepped down from the firm in January.
“John Saunders is a key member of our global leadership team, and he is one of our most experienced and most capable managers,” Dave Senay, CEO and president, said. “His track record of excellent client service, staff career development, and successfully managing across geographies makes him the ideal choice to unite Europe, the U.K. and Africa under a single leader. John is one of the most respected individuals in our firm. I know he will serve our clients and lead our staff exceedingly well in this expanded role.”
Saunders said, “I couldn’t be more pleased with this opportunity. While Asia has been grabbing many of the headlines over the past few years, we see considerable upside for our business both in Europe and in Africa. We have enjoyed consistent growth over the past few years and we want to maintain this momentum.”
Fleishman-Hillard in South Africa wishes to welcome John Saunders to the African network.